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Chrysler recalling 870,000 SUVs for brake defect

April 2, 2014 9:46:07 AM PDT
Chrysler is recalling nearly 870,000 SUVs because of a brake defect that makes the car more difficult to stop.

Crimp points in the brake boosters of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from 2011 and 2014 model years can corrode if they're exposed to water. If the water freezes, the boosters won't help with braking as per usual, Chrysler officials said.

Chrysler began looking into the issue after receiving customer complaints. The company knows of one accident with no injuries.

Chrysler is expected to notify customers who own the affected models. Dealers will install a shield to protect the boosters for free and replace boosters that aren't working properly.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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